The Integrity of Hair (Broken and Damaged Hair)
As a hairstylist of many years, I always run into a new client who’s concerned about breakage and her last visit to the neighborhood salon. Well, let me explain.
Breakage happens for a couple of different reasons. It’s usually attributed to the hair taking a beating from either a chemical service like bleach, color, blowdrying, hot ironing or even a combination of those.
Bleach high in ammonia levels can beat down the hair and the cuticle layer leaving the hair more elastic, brittle and vulnerable to the elements that hurt it. One of the one of the biggest offenders is the heat coming off your iron or blowdryer. You can slowly be melting away your hair to the point of no return. That means you are pealing layers of hair off every time you heat it up. When you combine heat and a previous chemical service like bleach or color.. you’re making sure you’re thinning your hair out permanently. Sound a bit dire? Well coming to terms with what you expose your hair to can make the difference between what make you and your hair the happiest.
So the next time you visit the salon, or even me, you might want to think about the integrity of your hair first… the quality of the products you or your hairstylist is using on your hair, and most importantly, the amount of time you’re exposing your hair to heat.
There are no permanent fixes once it’s damaged and broken, only panaceas!! So make sure your hairstylist is using great products and that you are not over blowdrying or heating it up.
MJ Hair Designs
7958 Fountain Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046